38 - Lysander 3: Kings of Sparta

Cost of Glory

Jun 21 2022 • 1 hr 8 mins

Lysander returns from his setbacks at Sparta with a revolutionary plan.  He consults the gods about the Spartan Kingship; and some of his own prophecies about Greek geopolitics come true.

In this episode: How should protegés treat mentors?  How do you change a deeply conservative state?  And, as always, what is the cost, for an individual, for a state, of striving for supreme glory?

Characters:
Alexander Hamilton (cameo)
Lysander
Tissaphernes, Satrap of Lydia
The Pythia
Agesilaus
Cyrus the Younger
King Pausanias
Thrasyboulus of Athens

Places:
Sparta
Oracle of Delphi
Oracle of Dodona, in Epirus
Oracle of Zeus Ammon (Amun Ra), Libya
Ephesus
Thebes
Haliartus

You Might Like

History Daily
History Daily
Airship | Noiser | Wondery
Who Killed JFK?
Who Killed JFK?
iHeartPodcasts
Lore
Lore
Aaron Mahnke and Grim & Mild
Dark History
Dark History
Audioboom Studios
The Ancients
The Ancients
History Hit
History That Doesn't Suck
History That Doesn't Suck
Prof. Greg Jackson
BADLANDS
BADLANDS
Double Elvis
Mobituaries with Mo Rocca
Mobituaries with Mo Rocca
CBS News & iHeartPodcasts
Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
iHeartPodcasts and Grim & Mild
Ridiculous History
Ridiculous History
iHeartPodcasts
Tides of History
Tides of History
Wondery / Patrick Wyman
Noble Blood
Noble Blood
iHeartPodcasts and Grim & Mild
You're Wrong About
You're Wrong About
Sarah Marshall
HISTORY This Week
HISTORY This Week
The HISTORY® Channel